January 2018 sector competition: Strand 1, Health and Life Sciences

Funding opportunity:

January 2018 sector competition: Strand 1, Health and Life Sciences



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – sector competition

Project total costs (range):

£ 50,000 – £ 2,000,000





Innovate UK will invest in a share of up to £19 million in innovation projects that inspire new products, processes and services. These should address challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS).

A further £12 million is available to fund Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Projects must show significant innovation in one of Innovate UK’s priority areas:

  • increasing agricultural productivity;
  • improving food quality and sustainability;
  • advanced therapies (cell and gene therapies);
  • precision medicine;
  • medicines discovery;
  • advanced biosciences.

This competition has 2 strands. This is the health and life sciences strand. The other strand is emerging and enabling.

Proposals must show how projects will enable a significant change in competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.

Projects should last between 6 months and 24 months. Projects lasting up to 12 months should start by August 2018, and projects up to 24 months should start by December 2018.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email businessdevelopment@mscbdg.co.uk